Dwayne Bravo named West Indies captain for the forthcoming Champions Trophy
Dwayne Bravo has been announced as the West Indies' one-day skipper for the forthcoming Champions Trophy
Last Updated: 05/05/13 4:32pm
Bravo's first assignment will be at next month's Champions Trophy in England.
Clyde Butts, the West Indies Cricket Board selection panel chairman, said: "Our results in Tests and T20s have been showing consistent improvement and Sammy deserves every kudos for the work he has done in leading and moulding the team in these formats.
"We remain confident in his leadership in these formats and will recommend that he continues as the captain for Test and T20 cricket.
"However, our ODI results have not been as strong and we believe that it is best that we freshen the leadership of the team in this format."
Sammy led the Windies to the World Twenty20 title last October but has overseen only three ODI series victories in the past three years.
Butts continued: "Dwayne is an experienced, seasoned and senior cricketer who has demonstrated leadership qualities.
"He has served as West Indies vice-captain and has had some success when he has led the West Indies team on occasions. We believe that his transition to the position of captaincy will be a smooth one."
The WICB also announced its squad for next month's Champions Trophy.
Kieran Powell was not considered for selection due to a finger injury, and there were no spots for Andre Russell, Narsingh Deonarine or Veerasammy Permaul.
Squad: Dwayne Bravo (c), Denesh Ramdin (v-c), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Ravindranath Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith.